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Divest from Pentagon, invest in people

On Tax Day, protesters were staging a press conference with the latest attempt at temporary housing for the homeless.

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This week in history: Poll tax abolished 50 years ago

A three-judge federal court at Jackson, Miss., outlawed Mississippi's $2 poll tax as a voting requirement for state and federal elections.

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Who will pay for everybody's free college?

A tax on Wall Street speculation will not only make public colleges and universities tuition-free, it will substantially lower interest rates on college debt.

 

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Jeb's tax plan would still let hedge fund managers pig out

The American people are fed up with Wall Street and the right wing can't ignore it. 

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EPI plan: Tax the rich, strengthen social security, rebuild infrastructure

By 2040, federal debt would be 54 percent of gross domestic product, not the present 74 percent - and less than debt proposed by right wingers.

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Major moves towards corporate accountability

In two major moves towards corporate accountability to everyone else, states and cities are being urged to disclose total tax subsidies to corporations.

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Connecticut legislators - Whose side are they on?

Will thousands of kids be denied medical care, youth programs and adequate schools, or will corporate tax-dodgers be forced to pay their taxes?

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Spoiler Alert- The man behind the curtain is Bruce Rauner!

Governor Rauner is at war with working-class families with the full intention of playing the school yard bully, picking on those of us who are the most vulnerable.

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Today in history: On April 15 the tax man cometh

In 1894, the Wilson-Gorman tariff imposed the first peacetime income tax of 2 percent on income over $4000, affecting fewer than one in ten households at that time.

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Environmental leader David Beach issues urgent call to action

"Overcome the temptation of the present generation to pass the problem onto future generations."

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